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This article is part of the June 2012 issue of Five actions to prepare for today’s external security threats
Journalists accumulate piles of notebooks filled mostly with a lot of innocuous stuff. Most of it never makes it to print or online. Unless of course you have to write a column and don’t have one thing you want to write about and just want to do what’s affectionately known as a notebook dump in journalism circles. Enjoy. SCADA security: Pipelines under attack Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to get a dose of reality regarding SCADA security -- or SCADA insecurity as the case may be. At the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2012, Terry McCorkle, a researcher who has a day job with a major U.S. manufacturer, talked about a project he and fellow researcher Billy Rios took on examining the reachability of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) online. HMI translates SCADA data into a visual representation of an industrial system, essentially building a flowchart of industrial processes. McCorkle and Rios found 95 easily exploitable vulnerabilities on these Windows-based interfaces living online. Attackers exploiting these vulnerabilities could in theory flip ... Access >>>
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